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Feb 20, 2014 - Madang, Papua New Guinea

2/20 – 2/21 Another day at sea (576 miles) brought us to Madang, Papua New Guinea. In Madang we took an excellent ship tour. The tour began with a visit to their Culture Center followed by a trip to Bilbil Village. The village was very interesting. We saw some of the local dancing and singing as well as checking out the houses and local crafts. Next the tour went to the sulfur springs. We drove to the Coast Watcher’s Monument/Lighthouse which memorialized the brave coast watchers during the war. Lastly we visited the local craft market and...

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Jul 6, 2004 - Giant Bats, Flying Fish & Tattooed Ladies

I start out early, about 7.30am. It's gonna get hot so the more I get done before the debilitating midday heat, the better. The couple of days in transit from Melbourne to Madang on PNG's north coast have been beset by torrential tropical rain, delayed flights, long airport queues, bizarre taxi experiences, and a single sleepless Saturday night in Mosbi (Port Moresby) while the club outside my room rocked until 4am. For months I'd been preparing this trip - doctors' vaccination jabs and malarial prophylactics, working through author-brief...

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